Independent Canadian Outreach Opportunities

Each program is independent from the Diocese of Calgary but are all linked to Canadian organizations or religious orders.


Catholic Missions in Canada (formerly Catholic Church Extension Society)

Catholic Missions In Canada today provides support to missionaries working in Canada's most isolated territories in their daily ministries of proclaiming the blessings of our Faith in our poorest home missions.


Save a Family

"Save A Family Plan is committed to poverty reduction in India through sustainable development and the overall strengthening of families and communities."


World Mission Sunday

This year's event was held on October 23 , 2011. Next year's event is scheduled for October 21, 2012.



Canadian Food for Children Co-Workers BC Division

"A group of volunteers of all ages working together to help the needy in developing countries"


Holy Childhood Association – Canada

Pontifical Mission Societies

"children helping children".



(Formally Christian Child Care International)

"We have many children waiting to be sponsored. The cost of sponsorship is $33.00 per month. If you would prefer us to choose a child for you or if you want to sponsor a child from a particular country, age, etc email us at and let us know your preference."



Catholic Christian Outreach

"A young and dynamic movement of university students and lay missionaries present on university campuses across Canada. Every day on university campuses we proclaim the message of Jesus Christ in a clear and simple way, with a constant emphasis on building leaders for the renewal of our world! "


Canadian Catholic Youth Ministry Network

"The CCYMN is a representative network of designated Canadian Catholic diocesan/eparchial youth ministry leaders who advocate for, promote and celebrate youth and youth ministry - in support of each other within the mission of the Catholic Church."


Canadian Catholic Campus Ministry (CCCM)

"Support Campus Ministry in promoting the mission of the Church in higher education."


NET Ministries of Canada

"NET stands for National Evangelization Teams. We are Catholic Missionaries who share Jesus' gospel message with young people in a team format. NET Ministries of Canada challenge young Catholics to love Christ and embrace the life of the Church. NET Canada recruits and trains teams to evangelize to over 28,000 youth every year in churches, schools, dioceses, and school boards across Canada and Ireland."

Website :


V.I.C.S. (Volunteer Int'l Christian Service)

Long Term Missions

"VICS is a lay organization established in 1971 by the Spiritans, the Congregation of the Holy Ghost. Financial support for recruiting, training and overseas assignments of VICS personnel comes from the Spiritans, from VICSfund raising efforts and from donations of generous benefactors."


Madonna House Apostolate

"The Madonna House Apostolate is a family of Christian lay men, women, and priests, striving to incarnate the teachings of Jesus Christ by forming a community of love."


Pontifical Missions Societies

"I thank the Pontifical Mission Societies for their indispensable service in inspiring and promoting involvement in the missionary activity of the Church. I thank them for their financial assistance to the Young Churches. They help to realize in a practical way the communion between Churches and the concern they should have for one another." (Pope Benedict XVl)


Eucharistic Congress 2012

"The Eucharist: Communion with Christ and with one another."
Dublin 2012


Scarboro Missions

Long Term Missions

Scarboro Missions is a Canadian society of Catholic priests and laity. Motivated by the Spirit, we dedicate ourselves to the person, teaching and mission of Jesus Christ, who said:
"I have come that they may have life and have it to the full." (John 10:10)


The Servants Anonymous Society of Calgary (SAS)

"For all women who are at risk of, or who have experience sexual exploitation to know faith, hope and love, and be empowered to rebuild their lives. For society, to know of these women, to understand, to care."

Website(s): and

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Syrian Crisis

Background Information on the Syrian Crisis - Videos have been produced by Salt & Light Television on the Syrian Crisis and are accessible to parishes. A video featuring an interview with Father Paolo Dall'Oglio, a Jesuit priest expelled from Syria earlier this year can be viewed here.

Salt & Light TV also produced a Perspectives Video titled "What's the Christian Response to Syria?" It can be viewed on the Salt & Light website here.

Syrian Crisis Relief Effort - The Holy Father has appealed international efforts to assist Syrian refugees fleeing Syria and to encourage peace efforts in this region. The Holy Father's most recent appeal can be found on the Vatican website here.

CNEWA - Canada, the Canadian Catholic Near East Welfare Association is collecting funds to assist refugees fleeing Syria. Our Diocese of Calgary is accepting financial donations to assist Syrian refugee victims and all funds will be forwarded to CNEWA-Canada. Donations can be made as follows:

  • by sending a cheque payable to your parish earmarked "Syrian Relief Effort"
  • by sending a cheque payable to the Diocese earmarked "Syrian Relief Effort" and sent to the Pastoral Centre, 120 17th Ave S.W., Calgary AB T2S 2T2.

More information from CNEWA-Canada on Syrian Relief efforts is available on its website here.

For further questions, please contact Jana Drapal at the Social Justice Office at 403-218-5519 or e-mail

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Aid to Nepal

The world has heard, with deep concern, the news of the terrible earthquake, 7.8 on the Richter scale, that hit Nepal during the night of Friday April 24. The epicenter of the quake was only 80 km from the capital, Katmandou. It appears that the destruction was widespread. It is being reported that over 4,000 people have died and even more have been injured. The number of victims is expected to increase significantly in the followi ng days. Nepal is one of the poorest countries in the world. Its infrastructure simply cannot withstand an earthquake of this magnitude.

Since Saturday, the Canadian Catholic Organization for Development and Peace (CCODP) has been in constant communication with the General Secretariat of (aritas lnternationa/is. Information received from Caritas Nepal, Caritas India and the Catholic Relief Services office in India, indicates that the country is experiencing a major crisis. CCODP has informed us that it has launched an appeal for donations to help in this humanitarian emergency. In fact, it has already posted a banner on the home page of its website and has activated a donation option for the earthquake in Nepal that you can find at the following links:

Donate here

You may also contribute to this humanitarian relief outreach by sending your cheques through the office of the Diocese to CCODP - simply mark "Nepal."

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Granting Program Criteria

Deadline for submissions is March 31 of each year.

Organizations interested in applying for funding should download the Grant Application Guidelines.

If your organization meets the eligibility requirements outlined in the Guidelines, please download the Grant Application. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact Joann Churchill email or phone 403-218-5534.

Please contact Doreen Thibeault email or phone 403-218-5522 if you have an questions while filling out the application form.

Please note BEFORE completing your application:

  • In the Guidelines for Funding, Section IV, item 3, please note the references regarding Catholic Values.
  • The completed application form and attachments package must be submitted by 4:00 pm on March 31.
  • Your application should be submitted electronically. If this is a barrier for you, please contact our office.
  • The agency is responsible for confirming that Charities & Development has received the application.


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